Topps Strata is one of the more unique football releases by the company. It is centered around auto memorabilia cards with a relic piece covered by clear acetate that is signed by the player. Boxes of 2014 Topps Strata Football contain one Clear Cut Autographed Relic card plus one autograph and one relic card.
The Strata base set contains 200 cards, split evenly between rookies and veterans. Rookie cards have six levels of parallels: Gold (1:3 packs, hobby exclusive), Bronze (#’d to 150), Topaz (#’d to 99), Sapphire (#’d to 50), Emerald (#’d to 10), Ruby (#’d 1/1) plus one-of-one printing plates.
About 50 different players have autographed versions of their base cards, including six different levels of parallels. Look for hobby exclusive one-of-0ne Quartz parallels.
There are two sets of die-cut insert cards. Strata Die-Cuts features 50 players on a card that is cut in the shape of the NFL shield. Quarterback Die-Cuts showcase 30 NFL QBs in die-cut fashion. Both sets have autographed parallels that are numbered.
The Clear Cut Autographed Relic Rookie Cards contain extra large jersey pieces (2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″) and have several levels of numbered parallels. Topaz, Sapphire, Emerald and Ruby parallel all contain a jersey patch. The one-of-one Quartz parallels contain one of four relic pieces (gloves, pigskin, Nike Swoosh or a team patch).
Hobby boxes contain special Clear Cut Dual Autographed Rookie Patch Book cards that join together a pair of Clear Cut Rookie Auto cards in booklet form and are numbered one-of-one.
Strata Signature Relic Cards land one per case and come numbered with a multi-layered design. Over 35 different rookies are featured, and there are three levels of parallels, including Ruby Patch, Rivet Patch and Rivet Swoosh. The Rivet parallel cards are held together by a rivet that allows the different layers of the card to fan out.
Veteran Strata Signature Patch cards are similar but only five players were included. Regular versions are numbered with Rivet parallels numbered to five.
Strata Signatures use a similar layered design as Strata Signature Relic, but only contain a player signature. These are hobby exclusive and are numbered to 50. One-of-one Strata Quad Autograph Book Cards feature signatures from four different rookie players.
Strata Relic cards are available for about 50 different players, including both rookies and veterans. These have six different levels of parallels: Bronze (#’d to 150), Topaz Patch(#’d to 90), Sapphire Patch (#’d to 70), Emerald Patch (#’d to 35), Ruby Patch (#’d to 10) and hobby exclusive Quartz Patch (#’d 1/1).
2014 Topps Strata Football Hobby Box
- 18 Packs Per Box, 6 Cards Per Pack
- 1 Clear Cut Autographed Relic Card per box
- Manziel & Watkins rookie cards
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